Imagine, those designs in the GD and the topic saying something like "OMG A p***s THING LICKING ITSELF [picdrop] #yolowag420blazeit" I'm not sure if Gaia would accept the hashtag or the pound sign or whatever you call it. I bet you that a lot of butthurt old farts in the GD would light their torches at that hashtag.
I'm OK with the concept of the post promotion. But I betcha that you all would complain about it. I have high hopes, I hope that all of them would be of good use in the right hands and the most promising discussion. But I'm thinking that it would get ridiculous in a few months. Personally I think that they need more designs, then I would start using it.
Are you going to use it sometime soon?
What is one ridiculous/funny topic title one could come up with if their post was "promoted"?
Do you think there should be more designs? Especially regarding some topic titles?
Are you anxious to see the GCD being flooded with these types of promoted posts?
Actually, I expect site features to be spammed when they are new. So far, there's been a small handful of PMP'd threads in the GD and CB, but nowhere near as flooded as I feared, so maybe the idea hasn't taken off like it was supposed to. With the slow start, I guess I'm not that worried about seeing the feature overused in any of the forums that I frequent.
Definitely hope to see some more designs, though 3nodding
I think this is only a short-term money grabber for Gaia that doesn't majorly contribute to their profit stream. The hype is going to die down quickly or very soon.
Though, come to think of it, I can imagine this being used more widely in the avatar arena, art forums, Gaia Exchange and Barton Town. People who actually want to sell stuff would love the attention they could get from promoted posts. As for Barton Town, well, let's just say that a lot of roleplays die really quickly, and it would be great to be able to fill it up with these promoted posts, especially if the RP admin isn't on during peak times.
My first thought was, are they really going to be that money hungry, because now the site will be filled with promoted posts about all kinds of rude words and topics I don't want to see, and I was right, literally the first promoted topic I saw was about having diarrhoea... my case in point as to why this is a silly feature that will only really be abused more than used razz
Right now I don't care and I don't mind. It's just a bit of color. It's not going to cause me a seizure or ruin my day or somehow cause me to end up at the receiving end of the choke hold of a rampaging serial killer.
Being anxious about a colorful bar is a bit ridiculous lol!
If they keep it I'd like to see more designs. Maybe we can get a rainbow thing going. biggrin
kiki kitties....gino x meili banners.....rock puppy banner....Gaia Wing....there are some darn cute designs gaia could pick from. maybe gaia could make them limited time or cycle the designs from time to time.
i would pay cash just to make a gino x meili banner thread...in the test forum...just so i could have one biggrin
I don't see the problem. What is wrong with this? I bet after a few days or weeks you wont even notice.
Are people just complaining to complain?
It cuts off the flow of reading to me. It's like trying to read a simple poster next to a neon sign.
a bit distracting. Flow of reading is a very important thing. You see people talk about things like "Wall of Text" Because a wall of text without any breaks is hard to read.
So I don't think this is the type of things that you can get used to. You could learn to tolerate it though.
Though I just ad-blocked it, those guys wasted a dollar. They could have bought an ice cream.